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Ghost Town (1956)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | March 1956 (USA)
Under attack by Indians, passengers on a stagecoach reveal their true nature as the pressure mounts.

Director:

Allen H. Miner (as Allen Miner)

Writer:

Jameson Brewer (story and screenplay)
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Kent Taylor ... Anse Conroy
John Smith ... Duff Dailey
Marian Carr ... Barbara Leighton
Serena Sande Serena Sande ... Maureen
John Doucette ... Doc Clawson
Joel Ashley Joel Ashley ... Sgt. Ben Dockery
Gilman Rankin ... Rev. Wheedle
Gary Murray Gary Murray ... Alex Dockery
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Kerry 'Crusty' McCabe (as William Phillips)
Edmund Hashim ... Stone Knife
Chief Ted Nez Chief Ted Nez ... Fire Knife
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Under attack by Indians, passengers on a stagecoach reveal their true nature as the pressure mounts.

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Ambushed, in a town no white man or woman ever came out of alive!


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Even The Ghosts Went West
18 September 2008 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Ghost Town is a mediocre independently produced western for United Artists with a cast of B picture names and competent character actors, all of whom have done considerably better.

The passengers of a stagecoach plus some others whom they've come across, crossing the plains have to seek refuge in a ghost town to escape attacking Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians. Generally these are a pretty scurvy lot, in fact if the Indians do wind up killing them all, it won't be any great loss to civilization.

They've even got an Arapahoe Chief in their number who his tribe wants back real bad.

Best of the group are miners John Smith and William Phipps. Worst of them is Kent Taylor, one real bottom feeding human being. Still you don't wind up caring whether any of them make it out.

This western was doing the bottom of double features back in 1956 while the audience impatiently waited for the main feature to play. It would have to be better than Ghost Town.


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Language:

English

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March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Die Rache der Cheyenne See more »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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